Calendar: July 2010

30 06 2010

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Blog roundup

29 06 2010

More stories from around the interwebs…

  • Melissa Cameron has asked for personal descriptions of jewellery/maker suppliers and allied trades … contribute to her ambitious project through her site
  • I have a brooch-crush on a lovely piece by David Neale (the goldensmith) … ooh, Craft Vic blog has a story on David’s current exhibition at Metalab in Sydney (be still my beating heart!)
  • Inari Kiuru shares a beautiful poem and the incredible pieces it inspired her to make – beautiful
  • Karla Way shares awesome news that Pieces of Eight will be moving to their new premises in Russell Street at the end of July
  • Katherine Bowman has written a few posts on her sketchbooks … ooh, book envy!
  • Katie Jayne Britchford has made some great enamelled brooches
  • I like the rings Kim Victoria Wearne has made as a reworking of old pieces
  • Natalia Milosz-Piekarska shares some new work
  • I think I recognise the “blah-fuck” moments Kristin d’Agostino mentions, but I congratulate her and take heart that good things can come of such moments!

‘Winter Brooches’ @ Studio 20/17

28 06 2010

I’ve written before about the pieces I made for the recent Studio 20/17 group exhibition ‘Winter Brooches‘. Sadly I didn’t get to Sydney to see it myself – bit too exhausted and laid low with crazy long-set jet-lag.

Other artists in the exhibition are below (with links where I could find them), and the images were provided by Studio 20/17 (taken by Michelle Miller; I’ve lightened and cropped them a little for the blog) and are not to be reproduced without permission:

There are other photos on Studio 20/17 blog.

Fun with numbers

26 06 2010

I have a confession: my name is Karen and I am a mathematician.
Please don’t shun me!

Thankfully I also deeply love art and creativity – a balance that has proven critical for personal sanity.

In my more dorky moments (mostly during work hours), I still laugh out loud at the below cartoon (I have it pinned on the wall near my desk at work):

Dilbert is by Scott Adams, see the official website by clicking on this image; the above is scanned from a paper copy given to me by a friend